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Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Gadsden fell 0.0 percentage points in October 2018 to 4.1%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.0 percentage points lower than the Alabama rate. The unemployment rate in Gadsden peaked in January 2010 at 12.3% and is now 8.2 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 3.7% in December 2017, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.4 percentage points. You can also compare Gadsden unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.7% 0.0 -0.4
Alabama 4.1% 0.0 +0.3
Gadsden 4.1% 0.0 +0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with October 2018 data as November metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Gadsden, Alabama, National

Gadsden, Alabama monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Gadsden peaked in May 2009 at 5,501. There are now 3,724 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 1,594 in December 2017, the number of unemployed has now grown by 183. Gadsden employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Gadsden, Alabama) is also available.

Unemployed Persons October 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Gadsden 1,777 +24 +118

Number of Unemployed Persons

Gadsden, Alabama Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Alabama
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployment Rate
Gadsden
Unemployed
November
2018
3.7%
October
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 1,777
September
2018
3.7% 4.1% 4.1% 1,753
August
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.2% 1,795
July
2018
3.9% 4.1% 4.3% 1,880
June
2018
4.0% 4.1% 4.7% 2,032
May
2018
3.8% 3.9% 4.2% 1,829
April
2018
3.9% 3.8% 4.1% 1,761
March
2018
4.1% 3.8% 4.0% 1,735
February
2018
4.1% 3.7% 4.1% 1,746
January
2018
4.1% 3.7% 3.9% 1,664
December
2017
4.1% 3.8% 3.7% 1,594

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.